Canadian National to invest more than $110 million in rail network in Minn., Miss.

Written by Bill Wilson, Editor-in-Chief
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Canadian National continues to roll out rail maintenance plans.
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Canadian National continues to announce rail maintenance plans for its network.

On June 29, the Class 1 unveiled commitments to Minnesota and Mississippi.

Canadian National will invest $55 million in Minnesota, and the maintenance program will include:

  • Replacing approximately 5 miles of rail;
  • Installing more than 105,000 new railroad ties;
  • Rebuilding 14 road crossing surfaces; and
  • Maintenance work on bridges, culverts, signal systems, and other track infrastructure.

“This past year, CN expertly navigated difficult circumstances and successfully kept critical goods moving across Minnesota, further proving that they are an essential link in our critical supply chains,” said U.S. Congressman Pete Stauber, who represents Minnesota’s 8th Congressional District. “I am incredibly grateful that CN has chosen to build upon their success in Minnesota by investing in local infrastructure and technology. I thank CN for their commitment to the Northland, and look forward to continuing our partnership with them for many years to come.”

The state of Mississippi will receive $65 million for track and infrastructure maintenance. Work will include the following:

  • Replacing approximately 5 miles of rail;
  • Installing approximately 130,000 new railroad ties;
  • Rebuilding 14 road crossing surfaces; and
  • Maintenance work on bridges, culverts, signal systems, and other track infrastructure.

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